Reminder: Atlanta’s mayoral candidates will meet tomorrow, April 25, at a forum hosted by the NAACP, League of Women Voters and Black Greeks.
The event will be held April 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Academic Complex Auditorium at Atlanta Technical College, located at 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. WSB-TV reporter Tom Jones will moderate and other local journalists will be asking questions, too. The candidates will also field questions from the audience and questions submitted online.
“The three sponsoring organizations represent key aspects of Atlanta’s voting population – including women, college-educated African Americans, and Black civic-minded citizens,” the event announcement says. “Like everyone living within the city limits, members of these organizations want to ensure that the right individual is chosen to lead Atlanta into the future. A reception with refreshments begins at 6 p.m., and the main event will begin at 7 p.m.”
It’ll be a packed two hours as there are at least nine candidates with a shot at succeeding Mayor Kasim Reed, who is term limited. The Atlanta mayoral election will be held on Nov. 7.
The candidates are …
– John Eaves, Fulton County Commission Chairman
– Peter Aman, Atlanta’s former chief operating officer
– Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Council member
– Vincent Fort, state senator
– Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Council member
– Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta City Council president
– Mary Norwood, Atlanta City Council member
– Michael Sterling, former Executive Director of the Atlanta Workforce Agency
– Cathy Woolard, former Atlanta City Council member and president
The forum will also include two other lesser-known candidates: Al Bartell, an environmentalist, and Laban King, an activist.